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Old 12-11-2013, 06:40 PM
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My last truck I went with the bilstiens, honestly I was I little dissipointed with the ride (may have been the way the shop installed them,I dunno). I was looking to try them again on my 09 then I ran across these skyjacker struts. Anybody ever try these? They seem to be more expensive than the bilstiens so I didn't want to be the test subject. Says they go up to 2" and I set the bilstiens at 2.1 so not much difference there..

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hmmm never heard of them! interesting.

i've rarely heard bad things about skyjacker so I bet they are worth a shot.


maybe someone else has run them or knows someone who does...this is my first time seeing them mentioned on these boards.

that's a shame you were disappointed with the bilsteins, that's a first too
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Twin tube? Meh... Some guys like them. I prefer a monotube like the Bilstein.

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Skyjacker makes good stuff. Not as prolific as Bilstein so they are going to cost more.
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I have run Skyjacker lift kits on a Jeep XJ and JK and they both rode bad. The XJ was absolutely terrible and the JK was OK on the street but rough as hell off road.

The hardware was of good enough quality or as good as I have seen with other name brand kits but their shocks suck. Simply put, the shocks suck. Both the Hydro's and the Nytro's. Maybe the product isn't that bad and maybe it is the designers that decide what damping rate and stiffness is needed for a specific vehicle. Either way, terrible ride.

On the XJ, I swapped out the shocks for a set of Rancho 9000's and it was a night and day difference in ride quality. I guess Skyjacker expects the average Joe to take 10' jumps in his daily driver.
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